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Temporary Tattoo-Based Glucose Monitoring
Living with diabetes comes with a plethora of difficulties, and drawing blood to test glucose levels every day is certainly not the least of them. Fortunately, nanoengineers at UC San Diego are paving the way toward the painful technique's obsolescence...
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The New Health Rules
Striking a balance between accessible, easy-to-execute and comprehensive in nature, "The New Health Rules" by Dr Frank Lipman and Danielle Claro maps out longterm habits worth integrating into everyday life. This is no fad diet and these aren't temporary...
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More Than Just Raw Juice: Tiny Empire
In the hubbub of Williamsburg, Tiny Empire's small, pristine space is where people who like juice stop in for a healthy drink in a creative environment. The shop's artistic ambiance stems from owner Anthony Spadaro's alternative youth. "I was part...
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Hock Design Fitness Equipment
Kristof Hock knew there was a better way of doing things. Years ago—while working as a product manager in the fitness industry—he would visit Nantong, China to meet with manufacturers. He remembers the polluted air and the bedraggled workforce—mainstays...
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Compression Socks
Besides offering optimal support for injury prevention and recovery, Rhone's Compression Socks are woven with SilverTech to keep foot odor at bay. Whether your legs are carrying you through CrossFit or a long run, these socks will add an extra boost...
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Pillar Laptop Stand
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SMN Melissa Water
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Clarifying Charcoal Soap
Tea tree and lavender and active bamboo charcoal, oh my! This potent, clarifying trio works together to draw impurities, exfoliate and soothe the skin. The small, black chunk works hard and smells so sweet at the same time.
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Three New Juice Spots in Berlin
by Shawn Thomson With the juicing craze already in full swing around the world in cities like New York, Sydney and London, Berlin was a little slow to the game. The German capital has stepped up however with the arrival of three new cold-press juice...
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Donate Smiles
Family-run Smile Squared donates a bamboo toothbrush to a child in need for each toothbrush purchased. You can also forgo the brush and still join their altruistic effort with a simple $5 donation. Studies show that clean teeth are not only cosmetically...
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mycoocoon: Color Immersion Pod
by Caroline Kinneberg Experimental chef Pierre Gagnaire's Sketch restaurant, a London design haven currently featuring work by beloved artist David Shrigley, has welcomed a new installation—a color therapeutic pod called mycoocoon, designed by Lanzavecchia...
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Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Resort, Portugal
by Ross Belfer As much as one can plan ahead, living in the moment is certainly a fulfilling way to travel. After several days spent in Portugal's bustling second city of Porto, we felt in need of a tranquil getaway wherein a calming atmosphere...
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A Natural Hangover Remedy from Province Apothecary
Aromatherapist and holistic health practitioner Julie Clark of Toronto-based Province Apothecary has a knack for experimenting with different natural ingredients (many of which are organic or picked in the wild from Canadian provinces) to create...
STYLE
Arctic Berry Cloud Milk Cream from Red Flower
The benefits of investing in healthy skin are not only evident in the present, but long into the future. Seeking products that are both natural and effective, NYC-based aromatherapy experts Red Flower are known for their holistic approach to wellbeing...
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Firefly Vaporizer
Enjoy the benefits of a solid toke without inhaling gnarly smoke with the Firefly vaporizer. Running on a rechargeable battery, this slick, portable device will heat up your plant of choice for a healthier draw, keeping you lit wherever you roam.
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Sans [Ceuticals], Potent Natural Skincare from NZ
When shopping around for new skincare products, the choices can be overwhelming. Day, night, SPF, oil-free, wrinkle-free, exfoliating—such words clutter up the vanity table, and are often more confusing than clarifying. Bringing things back to basics...
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Harry's Foaming Shave Gel and After Shave Moisturizer
Shaving can be an uncomfortable experience—anyone who's felt the burn of the razor can attest to this—yet it doesn't have to be. Quality shaving products were once niche and, as a result, had the price tag to match. With the launch of their simple...
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Raw Coconut Cream
Coconut oil has emerged as something of a magic elixir of late, and RMS Raw Coconut Cream lives up to the hype. Imagine a natural, organic version of your grandmother's cold cream that, on top of working as an all-in-one makeup remover, cleanser and...
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Cucumber & Cilantro Glycerine Soap
Portland, Maine-based Wary Meyers makes 100% pure vegetable-base glycerine soaps in small batches. The Cucumber and Cilantro combination creates a Rothko-like green and yellow ombre for a bright, fresh and fragrant accent to the bathroom or kitchen...
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ICEdot: Helmet Crash Sensor
The unfortunate truth about cycling is that, at some point, you're going to crash. Try as you might with bike handling skills, heightened road awareness or just plain defensive riding, it's unfortunately bound to happen. And when it does, you'll...
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Kypris, Holistic Skincare in a Bottle
The latest holistic skincare line to cross our path is Kypris, coming by way of Scottsdale, Arizona. With six plant- and mineral-based products in the line (three serums and three elixirs, or face oils) it's not difficult to become enamored with...
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Cardamom + Coffee Body Scrub
A body scrub you have to purposely refrain from eating is a body scrub worth slathering all over your body. Fig & Yarrow's Cardamom Coffee Scrub lends the riches of its namesake spice and bean for antioxidizing, firming and exfoliating effects.
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Beyond Exercise: The Technogym Approach
Gym equipment might not be the first thing to evoke philosophical ideas of happiness, community wellness or indeed overall life satisfaction. However, Technogym isn't your average fitness company and their mission statement extends well beyond the...
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